adjective see pretension I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pretensionless — pre·ten·sion·less …   English syllables

  • pretensionless — prēˈtenchənlə̇s adjective : lacking pretension : unpretentious …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretension — I. noun Date: 15th century 1. an allegation of doubtful value ; pretext 2. a claim or an effort to establish a claim 3. a claim or right to attention or honor because of merit 4. an aspiration or intention that may or may not reach fulfillment <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sincere — [adj] straightforward, honest aboveboard, actual, artless, bona fide, candid, dead level*, dear, devout, earnest, faithful, forthright, frank, genuine, guileless, heartfelt, honest to God*, like it is*, meant, natural, no fooling*, no nonsense*,… …   New thesaurus

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